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2010 Fishermen’s Forum
  • Published
    March 4, 2011

    Gov. LePage vows support for fishing industry growth, envisions more processing plants

    Gov. Paul LePage attended the 36th annual Maine Fishermen’s Forum in Rockport Friday, where he addressed more than 300 fishermen, clammers, lobstermen, aquaculturalists, scientists, fisheries regulators, and others involved in the fishing industry. He arrived at 10 a.m., and spent approximately 15 minutes in a suite talking with staff before he emerged, walking through the halls of the Samoset Resort, which ...

  • Published
    March 13, 2010

    Gubernatorial candidates address marketing, regulation at Maine Fishermen’s Forum

    Twelve candidates for governor - six Republicans, four Democrats, one Green Independent and one candidate who is not enrolled in a party - fielded questions about fisheries and marine spatial planning March 4 at a candidates forum that was part of the 2010 Maine Fishermen's Forum in Rockport. The format of the event allowed all candidates to respond to some questions put to them by moderator Avery Day of Pierce ...

  • Published
    March 12, 2010

    Lobsters in a sea of bait plumes

    If lobsters amble so many feet in a day and the aroma of bait wafts in a radius of an average given distance, how many traps does each lobster get to choose from for its dining pleasure — and, of course, for the dining pleasure of its human predators? It sounds like a dreaded fifth-grade algebra problem. But the intersection of lobsters as they perambulate the ocean bottom with “bait plumes” that emanate from ...

  • Published
    March 11, 2010

    Lobstermen voice concerns about herring limit’s impact on bait supply

    Lobster fishermen expressed concern last weekend about the availability of herring bait for the coming season, given ongoing discussions about the allowable catch limits. Their concerns were voiced during the annual Maine Lobstermen’s Association meeting at the Maine Fishermen’s Forum held last weekend at the Samoset Resort in Rockport. The fishermen's concerns were also echoed by MLA Executive Director Patrice ...

  • Published
    March 5, 2010

    Lobstermen from around the world offer insights at Maine Fishermen’s Forum

    Seven lobstermen from countries as near as Canada and as far away as New Zealand kicked off a tour of Maine lobstering ports with a presentation at the Samoset Resort March 4. The slide show and discussion marked the start of the 35th annual Maine Fishermen's Forum, and drew dozens of participants. Describing varied fisheries that are both similar to and very different from the lobster industry in Maine, the ...

  • Published
    March 2, 2010

    Maine Fishermen’s Forum begins March 4

    The 35th annual Maine Fishermen's Forum will open Thursday, March 4 at the Samoset Resort in Rockport. Highlights of the three-day event include discussions on lobstering, the herring and groundfish fisheries, collaborating with other types of businesses, and the impacts of other ocean-based activities on those whose income depends on maritime harvests. The forum will begin Thursday, March 4 with a seafood ...

  • Published
    February 12, 2010

    Maine Fishermen’s Forum posts draft schedule

    The 35th annual Maine Fishermen's Forum will open Thursday, March 4 at the Samoset Resort in Rockport. While the schedule has yet to be finalized, planned highlights of the three-day event include discussions on lobstering, the herring and groundfish fisheries, collaborating with other types of businesses, and the impacts of other ocean-based activities on those whose income depends on maritime harvests. The ...

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